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CUTTINGTON UNIVERSITY

Suakoko, Bong County


Liberia

Department of Biology
Course Syllabus: Semester I, 2017/2018

1. Course Number: BIO 102


2. Course Title: Principles of Biology II
3. Course Credits Hour: Lectures 3 Crs. Lab 1 Cr.
4. Course Schedule: M13, TuTh, 9 : 30 – 10 : 50
5. Course Instructor: Mr. Charles G. Pewee, BSc, PGDE, MA
6. Contact Number: +231880408988/+231776297272
7. E-mail: charmawee@gmail.com
8. Office hour: MWF/1PM-3PM
9. Office Location: M-06

Course Description
This course is a general introduction to the organization and function of animal body. The lab
work illustrates materials discussed in lecture and use method, three hours lecture and three
hours lab.

Course organization
This course will include lectures and discussions. Students will be assessed through assignments,
presentations, projects and tests.

Course Objectives
At the end of this course, the students will be able to do 80% of the following:
 Understand control mechanism and organization of animal body
 Distinguish one body system from the others
 Identify the kinds of nutrients and the role they play in the body
 Compare and analyze organ systems of various animal species
 Understand the interactions of these species with their environments
Class Policy
Attendance

a. It is expected that each student will attend all regular classes


b. Absence from class does not excuse students from work missed or quizzes and test upon
return of the students
c. Students cutting class four times without an excuse will be dropped from the course.
d. An excused absence will be considered granted only if it is approved by Dean of student
services.
e. Two unexcused absences from lab is equivalent to an “F” on this course
Submitted Course Assignment

a. It is required for each student to submit all assignments on the date stipulated and on
time.
b. Assignments will be collected at the beginning of class on the scheduled date.
c. Assignments are to be done on Plain Sheets, with no student writing at the back of the
paper. All Assignments are to be stapled. Using unequal sheets for assignments is
prohibited.
Professional Behavior

It is expected that all students will act in a professional manner at all times. Professional
behavior includes but not limited to the following:

a. Active and quality class participation


b. Arrival to class on time
c. Being respectful and polite to colleague and instructors, and
d. Avoiding class disruption; this include but not limited to the following:
 Unnecessary speaking when one is not recognized and
 Entertaining conversation with someone through the window or door
 Ringing of phone(s)
e. Dress code: Modest

Academic Dishonesty

It is expected that each student will adhere to the highest standard of academic honesty.
Plagiarism and cheating are forbidden. These offenses are dealt with as stipulated in the
undergraduate catalog.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities that have the natural tendency to interfere with lessen in this class can
negotiate with the instructor for reasonable alternatives in accommodating said student.
Grading Plan

a. Project & Presentation------------------------------------------------------------------------10%

b. Assignment-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5%

c. Test / Quiz-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15%

d. Mid - term Exam------------------------------------------------------------------------------20%

e. Lab----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------20%

f. Final Exam--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------30%

Grade Scale

90-100%------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A

80-89%--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------B

70-79%--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------C

60-69-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------D

Below 60%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------F

Course Outline & Schedule Please note that this schedule is subject to change.
Week Dates Topic Chapter(s)
1 Sept. 4-8 Introduction, Pre-Test, Syllabus 26

2 Sept. 11-15 Homeostasis and the organization of 26


the animal body

3 Sept. 18-22 Circulation 27

4 Sept. 25-29 Respiration 28

5 Oct. 2-6 Nutrition and Digestion 29


Test 1 26-29

6 Oct. 9-13 The Urinary System 30

7 Oct. 16-20 Defenses Against Disease:


The Immune Response 31
8 Oct. 23-27 Chemical Control of the Animal Body:
The Endocrine System 32

Review, Midterm 30-32


9 Oct. 30-Nov. 3 The Nervous System and the Senses 33

10 Nov. 6-10 Action and Support:


The Muscles and Skeleton 34

11 Nov. 13-17 Animal Reproduction 35


Test 2 30-35

12 Nov. 20-24 Animal Development 36

13 Nov. 27-Dec. 1 Animal Behavior 37

14 Dec. 4-8 Review

15 Feb. 6-17 Final Exam 30-37

Text Books

No. Title Author(s) Edition Publishing Company Available


1. Life on Earth (Primary Text T. Audesirk, G. 6/E Prentice Hall W. V. S.
Book) Audesirk & Tubman
Bruce E. Byers Library
2. Biology: Concepts and Cecie Starr 3/E Wadsworth Publishing W. V. S.
Application Company Tubman
Library
3. Biology: Unity and C. Starr & 10/E Thomson W. V. S.
Diversity of Life Ralph Taggart Brooks/Cole Tubman
Library
4. Biology Neil A. 8/E Pearson Science
Campbell Benjamin Cummings Resource
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